When was the last time you were naive? I mean, really, really naive. When was the last time you had someone laugh at you after you expressed an idea, a dream or a thought?
Growing up, I hated it when people called me naive. “That’s not the way the world works.” It was as if I wasn’t grown up enough to understand how things worked. It was as if I was living in a fantasy.
Well, I’m not a child anymore and now that I’m an adult, I look back on my childhood and my experiences and I understand that the naive are the ones that re-imagine the world. No innovation is done by the people who are set in their ways.
The future that we all dream of is possible…if we’re naive enough to dare to dream it into existence.
But dreaming is counter-intuitive to the traditional systems of the world. In order to dream, you’ve got to have thick skin.
As a dreamer, you will be laughed at.
You will be ridiculed.
Perhaps you will be scoffed at.
You will have numerous heads shake at you in disdain.
But one day those same people who laughed might be the same people who thank you for thinking differently, for creating a new reality for them and their families. Know this every time they laugh at your ideas and remember that thinking, creating and dreaming is some of the hardest work that a human being can do…that’s why so few people engage in it!
Buckminster Fuller was a man in reverse. The older he got, the more he dreamed. And the clearer his dreams became. His greatest dream was that one day, all mankind would play a “World Game” where everyone would play their part and contribute to the success of mankind, together.
Until next time…
© The Brilliance Quotient 2018